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GUEST,Bob Coltman Origins: Deep River (Spiritual) (37) RE: Origins: Deep River 16 May 11


As evidence of the song's scarcity in actual traditional singers' repertoires, my copy of "Check-List of Recorded Songs in the English Language in the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song to July, 1940" (NY, Arno, 1971) lists no field recordings of "Deep River."

Nor am I aware of any other field recordings of "Deep River" anywhere that have not most probably been influenced by the classical performance of Robeson and similar singers.

Do any of you know of any relatively un-classical-influenced field recordings of "Deep River?"

Bob


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